Spring skiing is much more than an activity, it’s a state of mind, and Winter Park Resort is once again going to fully immerse guests in all that makes springtime in the Rockies so special with “Spring Bash + Splash,” which consists of four jam-packed weekends of events and free giveaways beginning on March 30 and continuing through April.
The celebration kicks off in style on March 30 with the return of TheBigWonderful Beerfest, featuring Colorado breweries with delicious beer to sample and over 20 other area purveyors at the Winter Park base. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 day-of and can be purchased at https://www.winterparkresort.com/things-to-do/events/spring-bash-plus-splash. Woodshed Red and The Lil Smokies will also perform a free concert at the base for the public (TheBigWonderful ticket not required). It’s also the final weekend of the season for Winter Park Express train service from Denver, giving visitors an alternative to driving I-70 and another reason to cut loose.
April 6 is time to break out the beach attire with “Beach Weekend,” which will include a luau at Sunspot, an on-snow Spikeball Tournament at the base, and to really get people in a beachy mood, a free live performance by Jerry Diaz & Hanna’s Reef, a Jimmy Buffet cover band.
Dust off the cowboy boots and get the chaps out of storage on April 13 for “Country Weekend,” featuring a free live country music concert from Buckstein, the annual High Noon Duel snowboarding competition, line dancing and mechanical bull-riding.
Finally, the month wraps up with the 51st annual Spring Splash Pond Skim, the grand-daddy of all pond skims, as part of “’80s Weekend” on April 20-21. In addition to Colorado’s longest-running pond skim on Sunday, Saturday will feature a “Barcade” with classic arcade games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Centipede, 80’s costume contest, and free concert by ‘80s cover band The Goonies. On Sunday, Winter Park will also celebrate Easter with its annual kid’s Easter egg hunt in the Village.
Winter Park is currently offering a special Spring Fling package featuring 60% off lift tickets (three days of skiing for just $47 a day) with purchase of Winter Park Resort lodging for the month of April.
Complete schedule is below: (For more information, visit www.winterparkresort.com)
Spring Bash + Splach Kickoff / TheBigWonderful: March 30
Saturday, March 30
7 a.m. – 10 a.m. Uphill Battle presented by Smith Optics
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. TheBigWonderful at the base of Winter Park Resort
12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. SNOWga in the Winter Park Village Plaza
12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. Woodshed Red performs free concert at Winter Park base
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free concert at the Winter Park base with The Lil Smokies presented by Clif Bar®
Giveaway: Free Winter Park Resort GoggleSoc to the first 100 people in line at The Gondola
Beach Weekend: April 6
Saturday, April 6
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Luau at Sunspot presented by Patrón
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. On-snow Spikeball Tournament at the Winter Park base
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free concert at the Winter Park base with Jerry Diaz & Hanna’s Reef presented by Clif Bar®
Giveaway: Free Winter Park Resort “maui” sunglasses to the first 100 people in line at The Gondola
Country Weekend: April 13
Saturday, April 13
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jack Daniel’s Cornhole Tournament at Sunspot
12 p.m. – 3 p.m. High Noon Duel competition presented by Fat Tire on Larry Sale trail (visible from the base)
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Line Dancing in the Winter Park Village Plaza
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Mechanical bull-riding at the Winter Park base.
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Line Dancing in the Winter Park Village Plaza
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Free concert at the base of Winter Park Resort with Buckstein presented by Jack Daniel’s®
Giveaway: Free Winter Park Resort flannel to the first 100 people in line at The Gondola
‘80s, Pond Skim, Easter Weekend: April 20-21
Saturday, April 20
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. DJ at Derailer Bar
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free “Barcade” at the Winter Park base with classic ‘80s arcade games
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Sweatin’ to the Oldies workout in the Winter Park Village Plaza
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. ’80 Costume Contest at the Winter Park base
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Sweatin’ to the Oldies workout in the Winter Park Village Plaza
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free concert at the Winter Park base with The Goonies, presented by Clif Bar®
Giveaway: Free Winter Park Resort fanny pack (in stylish blue, pink, and yellow) to the first 100 people in line at The Gondola
Sunday, April 22
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. DJ at Derailer Bar
11. a.m. Kids 5 and under Easter Egg Hunt in the Winter Park Village
12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Spring Splash presented by Red Bull®